Tilbury, England

Tilbury is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the borough of Thurrock in England, at the point where the river suddenly narrows to about 740 metres in width. Tilbury is a modern town, which is home to one of Europe’s largest container ports, together with a international cruise terminal.

To the west of Tilbury is the popular Lakeside shopping complex, and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe.To the East is St. Catherine’s Church which is possibly on the site of one of the first Christian monasteries developed in the 7th C. Henry VIII built riverside block houses at East and West Tilbury, these later becoming Coalhouse and Tilbury Forts.

Things to see and do

* Tilbury fort
* Coalhouse Fort
* St Catherine’s Church
* Thurrock Museum
* Nurstead House

General information

Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 3,563 sq km Cornwall
Population – 13,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44

Port Location – The Port of Tilbury operates the London Cruise Terminal which is just an hour's drive from central London.

Transport Links - Thurrock Council operates a ferry between Tilbury and Gravesend, together with Kent County Council. A bus service now connects Tilbury Town railway station and the ferry to Gravesend.

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Cruises from Tilbury, England

Cruise Date Duration
Viking Star, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 27/02/20 12 nts
Magellan, Land of Northern Lights to Iceland ex Tilbury Return 04/03/20 12 nts
Magellan, Canary Islands & Madeira ex Tilbury Return 16/03/20 15 nts
Magellan, British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 31/03/20 11 nts
Magellan, Easter Hidden Baltic Treasures ex Tilbury Return 11/04/20 12 nts
Magellan, Weekend Spring Break ex Tilbury to Newcastle 23/04/20 2 nts
Columbus, Amsterdam & Antwerp Break ex Tilbury Return 05/05/20 3 nts
Columbus, Grand British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 08/05/20 11 nts
Columbus, Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 19/05/20 7 nts
Columbus, Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 26/05/20 7 nts
Columbus, A Baltic Cities Cruise & St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 02/06/20 14 nts
Marco Polo, Spitzbergen North Cape & Land of Midnight Sun ex Tilbury Return 07/06/20 16 nts
Columbus, A British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 16/06/20 11 nts
Columbus, Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise ex Tilbury Return 27/06/20 12 nts
Marco Polo, Arctic & Greenland Expedition Voyage ex Tilbury Return 04/07/20 21 nts
Columbus, The British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 09/07/20 10 nts
Columbus, A Majestic Fjordland Cruise ex Tilbury Roundtrip 19/07/20 7 nts
Marco Polo, Weekend Mini Cruise ex Tilbury to Hull 25/07/20 1 nts
Marco Polo, Baltic Treasures & St Petersburg ex Tilbury to Hull 25/07/20 15 nts
Columbus, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 26/07/20 14 nts
Columbus, An Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise ex Tilbury Return 09/08/20 12 nts
Wind Surf, The Best Of Western Europe ex Tilbury to Barcelona 17/08/20 19 nts
Wind Surf, Livarot, Lardy Cakes & Vintage Ports ex Tilbury to Lisbon 17/08/20 11 nts
Columbus, A Majestic Fjordland Cruise ex Tilbury Return 21/08/20 7 nts
Columbus, Amsterdam & Antwerp Break ex Tilbury Return 28/08/20 3 nts
Columbus, British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 31/08/20 12 nts
Columbus, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 12/09/20 14 nts
Columbus, Autumn Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 26/09/20 8 nts
Columbus, The Canary Islands & Madeira ex Tilbury Roundtrip 04/10/20 15 nts
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Adelaide 09/10/20 56 nts
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Melbourne 09/10/20 54 nts
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Sydney 09/10/20 52 nts
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Auckland 09/10/20 48 nts
Columbus, Hidden Baltic Treasures ex Tilbury Return 19/10/20 12 nts
Columbus, Grand Canary Islands & Madeira, Morocco ex Tilbury Return 01/11/20 19 nts
Magellan, German Markets & Festive Shopping ex Tilbury Return 06/12/20 5 nts
Columbus, German Christmas Markets & Antwerp ex Tilbury Return 10/12/20 5 nts
Magellan, French Festive Getaway & River Seine Experience ex Tilbury Return 13/12/20 4 nts
Magellan, Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries ex Tilbury Return 17/12/20 21 nts
Columbus, Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira ex Tilbury Return 20/12/20 17 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World Cruise 2021 ex Tilbury Return 06/01/21 120 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Auckland 06/01/21 45 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Cape Town 06/01/21 90 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Mombasa 06/01/21 82 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Singapore 06/01/21 64 nts
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Sydney 06/01/21 49 nts
Magellan, Grand Round South America & Amazon Discovery ex Tilbury Return 07/01/21 84 nts
Magellan, Round South America & Amazon Sector ex Tilbury to Buenos Aires 07/01/21 34 nts
Venus, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 02/02/21 12 nts
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights ex Tilbury Return 18/02/21 15 nts
Venus, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 26/02/21 12 nts
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights ex Tilbury Roundtrip 05/03/21 15 nts
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights Iceland ex Tilbury Return 20/03/21 12 nts
Magellan, Easter British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 01/04/21 10 nts
Magellan, Hidden Baltic Treasures ex Tilbury Return 11/04/21 12 nts
Magellan, Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 23/04/21 7 nts
Magellan, Weekend May Day Spring Break ex Tilbury to Newcastle 30/04/21 2 nts
Magellan, Weekend May Day Spring Break ex Tilbury to Dundee 30/04/21 3 nts
Amy Johnson, Arctic Voyage Greenland & Iceland ex London Return 20/06/21 22 nts
Amy Johnson, Arctic Voyage Greenland & Iceland ex London Roundtrip 07/08/21 22 nts
Amy Johnson, Grand Canada, Greenland & Iceland ex London Return 04/09/21 35 nts
Amy Johnson, Grand Black Sea & Mediterranean ex London Return 09/10/21 32 nts
Venus, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 12/01/22 12 nts
Venus, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 05/02/22 12 nts
Venus, In Search of Northern Lights ex London to Bergen 01/03/22 12 nts
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